The Neighbourhood Group and CUPE Local 7797 launch campaign for permanent wage increase for PSWs

TORONTO, ON – The Neighbourhood Group and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 7797 are launching a new, collaborative campaign to advocate for a permanent wage increase for personal support workers (PSWs) in home and community care. The campaign titled “PSWs Deserve More Than Our Thanks” outlines the harsh realities of poor wages,…

Concern mounts as five regionally-operated child care centres in the Region of Waterloo at risk of closure, says CUPE Ontario

Waterloo, ON—Child care workers, advocates, parents, and caregivers anticipate that a recent external review, conducted by consulting firm KPMG on the regionally-operated child care centres in the Region of Waterloo, will recommend to Regional Council the immediate closure of five child care centres servicing families in the area. “The prospect of closing or off-loading child…

CUPE Local 4392 launches public campaign to restore day programs for adults with developmental disabilities

Guelph, ON—CUPE Local 4392, who represents workers at Community Living Guelph Wellington, has launched a new online campaign in response to an abrupt closure of six day program sites that support adults with developmental disabilities. “Parents and caregivers, workers in developmental services, and community members have made it abundantly clear: Community Living Guelph Wellington must…

CUPE Ontario stands in solidarity with Black members at CUPE Local 4914 who are working together to fight anti-Black racism at work

Members of CUPE Local 4914 who work at Peel’s Children’s Aid Society (CAS) have been on the frontlines in their communities, keeping children and families safe. They are also on the frontlines in the fight to address anti-Black racism in our workplaces. On behalf of the 280,000 members of CUPE Ontario, we express our full…

CUPE Ontario condemns Community Living Guelph Wellington for day program closures

Toronto, ON—Developmental Services Workers and caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities are shocked and concerned by the abrupt closure of six day program sites by Community Living Guelph Wellington. “The elimination of day programs at Community Living Guelph Wellington is shameful and will leave hundreds of people with developmental disabilities, and their caregivers, stuck at…